One of the many commendations you can complete during The Journey to Mêlée Island Tall Tale is the ‘Pop Up Pirates’ commendation. You can start working on the commendation once you arrive at Mêlée Island during this Tall Tale.
If you need help completing the rest of The Journey to Mêlée Island Tall Tale, check out our entire walkthrough here.
If you are just looking to complete ‘Pop Up Pirates’ and defeat 10 Ghost Pirates with root beer, your first step is to gain access to the Governor’s Mansion. You’ll need to purchase the Chef’s Uniform, repair the Clock Tower, and construct Murray a new body before you can access the Governor’s Mansion.
How to defeat Ghost Pirates with root beer
To complete this commendation, you must defeat 10 Ghost Pirates with root beer. This commendation is hard to miss as you’ll need to work towards it to progress through the Tall Tale.
You can explore Guybrush’s bedroom once you have gained access to the Governor’s Manion and found Guybrush. Inside you will find a chest filled with Root Beer Bottles. When you pick one up, LeChuck will ambush you and send his Ghost Pirates after you.
To use the Root Beer Bottle on the Ghost Pirate, shake the bottle by holding your Secondary Use button (Left Trigger on Xbox and Right Mouse Button on PC). Then you can use your Primary Use button to fire the root beer at the Ghost Pirates. After spraying a Ghost Pirate with the root beer, it will explode. If the Ghost Pirate continues to bubble without exploding, spray some more root beer.
Don’t forget to keep shaking your bottle to reload!
You will complete the commendation as soon as you defeat 10 Ghost Pirates. If you run out of root beer, don’t forget to return to the Governor’s Mansion and get more from the chest!